CTD architects are looking forward to their latest opportunity to undertake a new housing design project in their home town of Leek, Staffordshire.

Working closely with the new site owners, Marcus Machine Tools Ltd, ctd architects have submitted an Outline Planning Application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to develop 27 apartments in two separate four story blocks that face on to and have a distinctive presence on High Street and Strangman Street.

The site, located between High Street and Strangman Street, has lain empty since the old Peppers Garage and former Kwik-Fit tyre centre was demolished some years ago. The new development will enhance each street by completing the gap in the frontage of them.

Patrick Redmond, Architect Director at ctd architects said

“The project presented a site which was both a challenge and a fantastic opportunity to redevelop part of the town centre and create a new town centre living development for both the young people and elderly folk of the town.

Designing fine new buildings and public spaces within the urban fabric of our home town of Leek is a responsibility and challenge that ctd Architects takes very seriously.

Creating regeneration opportunities on sites that have remained abandoned and hard to deal with for years is our forte and strength.”

High Street is in the Town Centre’s Conservation Area and the proposed apartment block is designed to be modern and of its age, designed to fit beside other buildings in the area, from the fabulously stylish late nineteenth Century shop units, the Grand Old Co-Op Emporium and former law courts building designed by Leek’s famous architectural duo Longdon and Venables to the 1990’s Paramount Place block of flats.

Strangman Street will benefit from the scheme by bringing a vital uplift and surge of activity to the area close to Leek United Building Society’s door step. We expect that a planning decision will be made in the next 12 weeks.